Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive On Road to Restoration

Mr. RSS Jan 24, 2014

  1. Mr. RSS

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    Union Pacific Railroad will commence the historic move of Big Boy No. 4014 to Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet Operations headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Sunday, January 26. The 1.2 million pound steam locomotive is set to enter the national rail network for the first time in 52 years. Towed by modern diesel-electric Union Pacific freight locomotives, No. 4014 will depart Fairplex, home of the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif., and travel 56 miles on Metrolink and Union Pacific track to the Union Pacific rail yard in Colton, Calif. A member of Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry, the city of Colton is a fitting location for final preparations for No. 4014's 1,293-mile trek to Cheyenne.


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  2. Xmtrman

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    We should send 6936 to bring her east.


    "We're a great big rollin' railroad..."
     
  3. Logtrain

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    I wonder after sitting for 52 years what kind of shape the bearings are in? I would think that UP would transport this under a speed restriction of 25 mph?
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    There will definitely be speed restrictions, and many stops for inspections.
     
  5. SYROUS

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    Cant wait to see her back on the rails under her own steam.

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  6. Logtrain

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    Me too! I cant stand Utterly Pathetic........but there is just something awesome about steam. No matter what RR!

    Sounds to me like I am going to have to rally the troops in a couple years and make a trip to Wyoming.

    Ryan
     

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